Peter J. Munson

Peter J. Munson is a Marine officer, author, and Middle East specialist.  He is the author of War, Welfare, and Democracy: Rethinking America's Quest for the End of History (Potomac, 2013) and Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy (Potomac, 2009) and .  A frequent contributor to multiple journals and blogs, including his own, he was also the Editor of the Small Wars Journal from January 2012 to June 2013.  You can follow his Twitter feed @peterjmunson and find his LinkedIn profile here.  He is leaving the Marine Corps in summer 2013.

A new RAND monograph from Ben Connable suggests that all those metrics may not be as metric as they seem.

Are the numerous recent cases of serious misconduct a symptom of ebbing discipline in the armed forces?

Is America echoing the British experience?

The kick-off of the spring "fighting season" will spur narratives of an Afghan Tet and counter-narratives of the dying gasps of a spent adversary.

What are the effects of a decade of war on society and polity?

The Atlantic reports on the 10th Mountain Division Band and its effort to create Afghan military bands.  COIN.